The Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says it will be releasing in October, the results of the examinations held in June and July this year.
“This year, the Caribbean Examinations Council like many other institutions, has had to modify its strategy for examinations due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following consultation with regional governments and other key stakeholders from across the region, it was agreed in May 2021 to delay the sitting of the regional examinations by a further two weeks to allow more time for candidates to prepare for their exams,” CXC said in a statement, adding that the exams commenced on June 28 June and were completed on July 30.
CXC., which was established in 1972 under an agreement by the participating governments in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), said that it wanted to remind stakeholders “that results for the June/July 2021 examinations will be released in early to mid-October.
“CXC is working assiduously to minimize the impact of the delays occasioned by the disruption of COVID-19 protocols on the logistical operations associated with the marking, grading and release of examinations results,” it added.
It said that the release of the results will be a three-tiered approach, with the first to the Ministries of Education, the second through a joint meeting with the Ministry of Education and the third to be released to candidates on or before October 15 this year.
CXC said in the case of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which was impacted by a volcanic eruption earlier this year, there will be a two-tiered approach regarding the release of the results.
It said this would involve the results being released to that country’s education ministry, followed by release to candidates on or before October 20.
“The CXC team is in contact with regional and international higher education institutions to communicate this timing to minimize the possibility of students being disadvantaged during the matriculation process,” the regional examination body added.